Final Cut Pro 7 training videos still worth it?

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  1. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not with much of any experience with video editing software, but it's something that I'd really like to learn. With the new Final Cut Pro X - I'm of the mind (the hope) that future updates might fix some or a lot of the problems that many professionals are currently finding with it. With that in mind, I'm leaning more toward the possibility that I would be using FCPX rather than 7 if I ever want to turn to editing as a more serious hobby or vocation.

    Right now though, there are plenty of FCP7 training videos/classes around. I'm wondering if the interfaces between that and X are still at least similar enough that learning more about 7 wouldn't be totally useless if I later went to FCPX.

    So for those who are experienced with 7 and have been fiddling around with X, could you say if it would still be a good idea to sit through hours of introduction and walkthroughs on how to use the 7 version? Thanks very much for any feedback. I'm really interested to find out about this.
     
  2. bxben macrumors newbie

    bxben

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    Tutorials

    Hey, I've used Final Cut Pro for the last 7 years and loved it, and now that Final Cut Pro X is out I've been learning it as well and am loving it. It is DEFINITELY different, that's for sure, but in my opinion, it's different in a GOOD way! It has sped up my editing quite a bit actually. I will have to learn how to get better at editing highly timed out edits like a music video, but I'll learn (I will actually be practicing on a music video in a week or so).

    If you're interested, I put together a quick basic overview of the new FCP X. It's just a basic tutorial, but hopefully it will save you hours of reading manuals!
    http://bit.ly/iLAyZI
     
  3. bxben macrumors newbie

    bxben

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    Another tutorial

    And here's another tutorial with a few more slightly advanced edit options if you're interested.
    Here's the latest tutorial with a slightly more advanced set of edits
    http://bit.ly/j0CRik
     

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